Hearts must hate playing against Livingston this season. Three times they have met in the league, and the Jambos haven’t won once.
The latest match was an uneventful 0-0 draw between the teams at Tynecastle. The other league matches between the teams this saw the sides again draw 0-0 at Tynecastle with Hearts suffering a 5-0 defeat at the Tony Macaroni Arena.
When the sides met in the last round of the Scottish Cup, Hearts carved out a narrow 1-0 victory.
The result on Wednesday night didn’t do Hearts much good in the battle for Europe. They failed to take advantage of Aberdeen losing and Kilmarnock drawing. The fact wasn’t lost on manager Craig Levein.
The Hearts boss told The Scottish Sun he was upset that his team missed a chance to ‘make a statement’ in the race for Europe.
Hearts remain in fifth place in the Premiership table, three points behind both Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.
Thoughts now turn to Scottish Cup action, and the Tynecastle side have been handed a great chance to reach the quarter-final.
They take on non-league side Auchinleck Talbot at home in the fifth round on Sunday. A victory for the Jambos would see them only one game away from the Cup semi-finals.